Trionic 8 engine management Balancer shafts. These units culminate in an upswept rear edge, introducing a Saab design theme from the 9-5 range and classic 900 model. Scandinavian design flair that ensures the lines are clean and flowing, but never cold or clinical. The extensive engine line-up incorporates a 'tri-fuel' choice of gasoline, diesel or bioethanol E85 powered engines. Saab has unveiled its first open top car as a design study in 1983. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. A die-cast aluminum oil sump is designed to increase structural stiffness and the strong, four-bearing crankshaft is made from micro-alloy forged steel, a specification more commonly seen in competition performance or diesel engines.
Aero adds sports bodystyling, lowered chassis and optional 18-inch alloy wheels. All notable for typically strong, mid-range torque characteristics. The all aluminum construction provides a light and compact architecture, well suited to its transverse, front-wheel-drive installation in the Saab 9-3. Like the sedan, the Convertible is the product of a rigorous development program, designed to combine the benefits of front wheel drive - predictability and excellent driver feedback - with new levels of chassis control for a more rewarding driving experience. And to further eliminate the possibility of any slight movement, four metal sleeves, instead of polymer bushes, are used at both the front and rear sub-frame mounting points. Protection against neck injury for front seat occupants in event of rear end impact.
In the 9-3 Convertible, that translates to projected zero to 100 kph acceleration in 8. In the same way, the fascia layout, the supportive seating, the shape of the door panels and trim, together with the feel of the tactile, soft-touch controls, are all very modern interpretations of classic styling themes. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. When work began on the latest Saab 9-3 product range, designers and engineers were for the first time able to ensure that the needs of a Convertible variant were given the same priority as those of a sedan. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Compared to the 9-3 Sport Sedan, the weight distribution of the Convertible is slightly more favourable, in part due to the addition of the soft-top and its operating mechanism. The 9-3 Convertible meets the same crash performance targets as the sedan.
Chassis The 9-3 Convertible retains the sporty handling characteristics of the Sport Sedan. Chassis The fine chassis dynamics of the Saab 9-3 Convertible deliver the kind of on-the- road performance that is promised by its sporty looks and purposeful stance. A polyester membrane lines the underside of the textile seat covering in order to prevent water penetration. The kinematics of the rear suspension are tuned for a unique rear wheel steer response for optimum handling and stability. Uprated five and six-speed manual gearboxes, with six-speed units standard for 2. Saab becomes the first manufacturer to offer a premium-class convertible able to run on eco-friendly, E85 fuel.
Also unique are pistons with hard anodized ring grooves for durability and under-skirt oil jet cooling, together with steel con-rods that are strengthened by sinter-forging, a process that involves molding metal in a powered form. The whole combined structure can withstand a loading of 2. Structural integrity and build quality positions it at the very top of its class. For improved engine breathing, variable cam phasing on the inlet side is electronically controlled and hydraulically actuated, allowing continuously variable adjustment through 50º of crankshaft rotation. The Saab 9-3 Convertible now features the introduction of a 2.
The color-keyed tonneau cover is, of course, flush fitting. Automatically boosts braking pressure when driver presses hard on pedal, reducing stopping distance. The acoustic requirements of a convertible have been carefully examined. Prevents water droplets dripping down on to the seats when a door is opened. Exterior Design The 2008 the Saab 9-3 Convertible has an impressive look that Convertible radiate power, sporty performance and great strength; all elegantly packaged with a Scandinavian design flair that ensures the lines are clean and flowing, but never cold or clinical.
Color-keyed with metallic colors, it integrates the front and rear passenger areas and visually unites the only top exterior surfaces that 'come inside' when the top is up. The form of the grille and headlamp units is complemented a smooth bumper molding with a deep trapezoidal air intake. This gives projected zero to 100 kph acceleration in 8. Interior Design The overall interior design reflects the curves and flowing lines of the exterior. Single twin-scroll turbocharger fed by both cylinder banks. Separate chambers for thorax and head protection. This is heavily reinforced through a structure of four carefully shaped steel pressings.
The angle of back-rest is kept at a comfortable 21° from vertical and is not compromised by packaging requirements. U-shaped styling line extends from base of A-pillars along the top of the doors, rear side trims and tonneau cover. Saab Trionic 8 engine management. Soft-top frame, swivelling braces and front header rail all made from magnesium. It operates with a maximum boost pressure of 1.
Maximum torque of 350 Nm is generated from just 1,800 rpm all the way to 5,000 rpm, with 90 per cent of this value available from an exceptionally low 1,500 rpm. An open top car that looks like a unique model in its own right, free from any awkward styling compromises. The cast-iron block, alloy cylinder head and all internal components are strengthened as necessary to withstand the higher thermal pressures. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557440434072 ; listingsSearchManager. Rear: Indep, four link, incl.